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Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

Roxbury, MA 02119

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Join us for our second community conversation discussing mental health in and for the black community on October 10.

Major depression, ADHD, suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common mental health disorders among Black Americans. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Black Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. Although the prevalence of these disorders is higher in the black population, only about 25% of Black Americans seek treatment. Some of these reasons include: lack of information on mental health, faith, inaccessible mental health services and care inequality.

In our second community conversation about mental health, we'll continue to discuss the stigma of mental health in the black community and how to break down these barriers and encourage the community to make their mental health a priority.

We will also talk about new topics brought up at the last event including:

- Non-traditional care
- Finding a provider
- Peer support
- Spirituality
- Advocacy
- Exercise
- Mindfulness
- And more

We're in a bigger space - the 2nd Floor of the Bolling Building in the School Committee Room - but those with free tickets will get first entrance.

Free refreshments will be served. For questions, please contact mghcare@partners.org.

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Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

Roxbury, MA 02119

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